01. May 2015 · Comments Off on White House releases QER to modernize electric grid  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Obama Administration has released the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), which President Obama initiated in 2014. The report proposes policies and investments needed to modernize the U.S. energy system in order to spur economic development, improve energy security, reduce air pollution, and drive cleaner, more sustainable energy solutions.

Source: White House releases QER to modernize electric grid – SmartGridNews

29. April 2015 · Comments Off on Renewable energy, the best investment of the 21st century · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

On Tuesday, just hours before the start of Earth Day, Congress showed there is bipartisan support for smart energy policy. By voice vote, the House of Representatives passed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which mandates energy efficiency improvements through stronger residential and commercial building codes and other means. The Senate passed the measure in March and it now goes to President Obama for his signature.Passing the bill is a promising sign, but it should be the beginning of a new congressional approach to clean energy, not a laurel upon which Congress can rest. A significant number of the world’s most respected economists believe that renewable energy will be one of the most dynamic and profitable sectors of the global economy in the next 100 years. Nations that provide either mandates or private-sector incentives to develop and commercialize renewable energy technologies through tax credits, loans and innovation funding will have a significant economic advantage over those that do not.

Source: Renewable energy, the best investment of the 21st century | TheHill

07. August 2014 · Comments Off on Research firm credits Obama for driving EV charging surge · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Research and consulting firm GlobalData credits U.S. President Barack Obama as the catalyst for a surging electric vehicles (EV) charging market. The U.S. EV level 2 charging stations market is forecast to jump from $67 million in 2013 to approximately $947 million by 2020, driven by President Obama’s target of one million EVs on roads by 2015, according to GlobalData.

via Research firm credits Obama for driving EV charging surge – FierceEnergy.

23. July 2014 · Comments Off on Here Are 1.2 Billion More Reasons Why Resiliency Is a Big Deal for the Power Sector · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In yet another development in President Obama’s climate plan, the government is putting more than $1.2 billion behind programs to prepare the electric grid and rural communities for extreme weather events.

The funding announcement is more proof of how important the concept of resiliency has become on the federal and state levels over the last two years.

via Here Are 1.2 Billion More Reasons Why Resiliency Is a Big Deal for the Power Sector : Greentech Media.

23. July 2014 · Comments Off on EV charging stations set to surge in US · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The US Electric Vehicle (EV) level 2 charging stations market will surge from $US67 million in 2013 to approximately $US947 million by 2020, catalysed by President Obama’s target of one million EVs on US roads by 2015, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

The company’s latest report – Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 – states that the global market for EV level 2 charging stations will grow exponentially from an estimated $US0.2 billion in 2014 to $US3.5 billion by 2020.The US is currently the world’s leading market, having claimed more than a 30% share of the total annual installations in 2013.

via EV charging stations set to surge in US | Business Spectator.